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Pariser Platz Dialogue 2021

With a new German government now in power, the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union starting on 1 January 2022, and the upcoming presidential and legislative elections in France,  the Franco-German partnership has entered a period of major political upheaval. Europe standing currently at an historical crossroads, how can France and Germany prepare a joint …

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Policy Brief: A two-step Council presidency for France

In the first half of 2022, France expects not only an EU Council presidency, but also two important elections. On the European level, taking over the rotating presidency brings prestige and opportunities to move forward on important issues. In our policy brief, we explore how elections will influence and shape the French presidency, and what …

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Franco-German Security Forum: Thinking European security together

Rewatch the highlights from the panel discussion “Thinking European Security Together” with the Diplomatic Advisor to the French President Emmanuel Bonne, State Minister Niels Annen, Deputy President of the Foreign Affairs Committee Dr. Daniela de Ridder and President of the Foreign Affairs Committee Jean-Louis Bourlanges. The discussion formed part of the Franco-German Security Forum 2021.

Pariser Platz Conference 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to pose huge challenges for Europe and requires unprecedented transnational responses. We need intensive Franco-German cooperation as a driving force for ambitious European answers to the crisis now more than ever. How can Germany and France prepare their societies for the challenges of tomorrow? How can they develop a common approach? …

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